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Blaze of Memory

Blaze of Memory

Geschrieben von Nalini Singh

Erzählt von Angela Dawe


Blaze of Memory

Geschrieben von Nalini Singh

Erzählt von Angela Dawe

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4/5 (33 Bewertungen)
Länge:
11 Stunden
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Aug 30, 2011
ISBN:
9781452671956
Format:
Hörbuch

Beschreibung

Dev Santos finds a woman with amnesia-and all she can remember is that she's dangerous. Stripped of her memories by a shadowy oppressor and programmed to kill, Katya's only hope is Dev. But he could very well be her next target.
Herausgeber:
Freigegeben:
Aug 30, 2011
ISBN:
9781452671956
Format:
Hörbuch


Über den Autor

NALINI SINGH New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Nalini Singh loves writing paranormal romances. Currently working on two ongoing series, she also has a passion for travel and has been to places as far afield as Tahiti, Japan, Ireland and Scotland. She makes her home in beautiful New Zealand. To find out more about Nalini’s books, please visit her website, www.nalinisingh.com.

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  • (2/5)
    Not as good as some of the others but it does fill in a few gaps that I had in the plot due to skipping past it.
  • (4/5)
    Awesome! I don't know why so many people said they didn't like this book, because I certainly found it to be very, very good. Though there was a little moment when I thought the realationship between Dev and Katya to be a little strained and forced, but that was just because of the situation they found themselves in. Cried my heart out in the end.
  • (5/5)
    First read in August 2011

    On my first re-read I got to listen to the audio book. I noticed the reader try to hide/surpress a yawn 4 times. First time I have noticed that on an audio book.

    So I really like the ending of this one. It starts slowly with distrust and many question. The works in the background for the psy-net mainly centers around the netmind and the dark patches. The rest of the politics is Arrows and Forgotten. These are notes from my re-read pretty much for myself.
    We learn a little more of the Arrows and get a further insight into Vasic and Aden (name?). Which all along I've thought that one of them must be the ghost but then and Anthony seems very involved. During the re-reads I noticed I missed the part where Kaleb goes to talk to Anthony before he accepts his position as a Councillor. I think that was book 4, maybe 5. This points to more of an alliance than I had thought. Anthony filled Marshall's spot. I also forgot that Tatiana was the one who controlled the head of the Human Alliance when they decided to kill the Council, from book 4. We don't get a lot of her so good to know where she stands. I had forgotten which kids help Katya from this book and now have placed them as Noor (the little girl who was taken with Jon from the psy facility. Now she is being raised by Tally and Clay. Her escape was made possible by Ashaya, who is now Dorian's mate. Her son Keenan is the other child. Keenan and Noor have some symbiotic psy/forgotten ability. Noted now so I wont forget. I've already forgotten who killed Marshall. :-(

    Reading up to Heart of Obsidian so I can remember what is going on. July 22, 2013
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed this one more than some of the others because I found the psy/forgotten relationship an interesting contrast with the more visceral changeling ones. Dev is just a little bit colder. So much so, that the sex scenes seemed almost gratuitous and out-of-character. But I suppose even psy are derived from human stock and have the same urges - especially when they have not been inflicted with Silence. It is interesting too to watch the progression of the plot - something which I am having to piece together like a complex jigsaw given that I have not read this series in order. But hey - I also have Bonds of Passion out at present, so at least I can read those two consecutively!
  • (4/5)
    This story is completely different from others in the series. We really start to get a good look at the "Forgotten", Psy who defected from the PsyNet in the1970's. Up until this book, we know that the Forgotten exist, but we know little about them. It is really interesting to see how the Psy come to the desicion to go into Silence and how others chose to defect.
  • (5/5)
    This book really surprised me. I was a bit reluctant at first to give it a shot...Dev wasnt a character who had ever really drew me in! I was proven wrong within about 4 chapters. Dev is an amazing charcter, strong to the point of coldness and passionate about everything he does. Katya is a broken person trying to rebuild herself from the inside up. When they get together sparks dont start to fly immiediately, and when they do there is obviously loads of obstacles in the way!

    This book is amazingly well crafted. There have been some complaints that the romance happened too fast but at the end of the day this is a romance novel and if it didnt happen fast I would be wanting my money back. The story was satisifying with both of the characters saving each other in one way or the other, and the charcters were written so well that I found myself routing for a positive outcome for them. This book also made me sob bucketloads and I am definately not one to cry. The story was so heartbreaking that you couldnt see a satisfying solution, although you knew there had to be one!

    The side storys were well written. Sascha and Lucas were shown a couple of times, Dorian was in there and so, happily for me, was Judd. the biggest shocker was some of the revelations you found out about the kids and I cant help but feel there is a massive forgotten subplot about to emerge in the remaining book. The Tag an Ti story was a nice touch and I do hope these two get their own story!

    Overall well recommended - bring on Maxs book!
  • (5/5)
    I cried like a baby towards the end. You have to love an author that makes you feel that deeply.

    ETA (February 2012): I just re-read it, and cried AGAIN.

    ETA2(June 2012): I still cry...every time.
  • (5/5)
    One of my favorites in the series so far! I cried like a baby at one point though :) I didn't think I would like this one as much because neither one of the main characters were changeling but I was so wrong. I also love that previous couples continue to play a part in the series as a whole, and even minor characters that I enjoyed.
  • (3/5)
    This book became a hard one to judge. Throughout reading I was adamant this book would be a three stars and the ending entirely changed everything! I was holding back the sobs, which I didn’t expect to be. It shows that despite Singh having written 7 books previous to this on in the Psy-Changeling series, she still manages to throw a spanner in the works! Despite the tear-jerking moments I felt that the book was a little drab in places, it lacked some of the excitement that the last few books Singh has given us, held. It lacked the spark to take of and make me race through this book without thought. It wasn’t until around 200 pages in where I really started to turn the pages. However it is probably what you expect to find in one of Singh’s paranormal-romance books, the sexy man, the woman who has to make her own journey, a game of cat and mouse and the capture. However we do get more than this because there are sub-levels we have yet to explore from previous novels, especially with the Forgotten which was exciting. ‘Blaze of Memory’ did seem to fall flat with the involvement of secondary characters because we didn’t have not nearly as many interludes as the previous novel into exploration of other characters. I felt this allowed us to focus more on the two characters, but it was probably what drew out the read for me. The guy on the cover is not how I imagined our lead male, Dev, not at all! He’s not nearly as masculine and brooding, so he’s not my bar for the main character. In my head he was much better, so I didn’t allow the cover to influence me on this lead. After reading ‘Branded by Fire’ I almost feel sorely let down, but in some ways I feel like Singh had a large mountain to climb in living up to her previous book. Nevertheless, don’t not read this book because it’s invaluable to the series. I’d tell you to read this book and the whole Psy-Changeling series which is just fantastic, but don’t be prepared to be blown away by this particular novel. It’s just above average and leading to excitement for the future, but for me it’s more of a filler novel than anything.
  • (5/5)
    In Singh's futuristic world, people have evolved into beings with special talents. The changelings are shifters and the Psy are a race of people with enhanced abilities.Blaze of Memory delves deeper into the group of people known as The Forgotten- Psys who dropped out of the Silence Protocol long ago when it was first enacted.Sensing the excising of emotions from the Psy, which The Silence did to to perfection, would lead to ruin- The Forgotten has formed its own culture and leadership and that leadership will stop at nothing to keep its people hidden from the ruthless Psy.When a frightened, ethereal woman gets dumped on his doorstep, Dev Santos, the current protector of the Forgotten, knows it's a setup, but he cannot stand by when someone is in need.Ekaterina, dubbed Katya by the enigmatic leader of The Forgotten, has no memory of who she is at the moment, but she's more frightened of what she was- and who she's programmed to become.Knowing her memories have been messed with she's desperate to get away from Dev, sensing she's more danger to him than he is to her. But Dev won't let her go and the more time they spend together the closer they become.Quickly, their hearts form a deep connection- even before their minds accept it- but one of them may not make it out alive. One thing's for sure, if Katya's a sleeper agent sent to destroy Dev, she's the perfect weapon.I'm very pleased to report I enjoyed Blaze of Memory MUCH more than the last couple that came out in this series. Dev and Katya were smokin' hot together.I thought Dev was deliciously alpha- even though he wasn't a changeling- and I loved his psy talent. More importantly I really liked Katya! She was certainly wounded, but I LOVED the way she didn't back down- even to the evil Psy who tried to destroy her. In her last book, Singh tried to make the female an alpha (can't even remember her name) and it didn't work for me- she just came off looking like a little girl "calling herself" an alpha female. Without even trying, Katya became more of a natural leader than that character. The book ends in nothing less than romantic bliss- be prepared to have your heart melt... and keep the tissues close at hand. :)
  • (2/5)
    The romance couple in this one is a Psy that has had her memory erased and been given compulsions to kill the human that she has been dumped off at his door. Dev is the leader of Shine, a group that tracks down descendants of Psy that refused the Silence and hid themselves so well that not even their children knew their past. Honestly it felt a bit silly the risks he was taking knowing she was was a trap and that as the story progressed she was also dying. The B story with the Psy did advance that plot line along pretty well and does change how the Council split is going along the Pure Psy lines.
  • (3/5)
    I have skipped this book while reading the series because I wasn't as interested in Dev story as I was in the stories of the other characters. Now I have came back to it and I generally liked this story though I realised that I have forgotten many things.

    I definitely liked Dev, he is a fascinating and complicated hero. I definitely liked him more than Katya. Still her situation is unusual and she is a strong heroine.

    It wasn't very easy for me to believe in love between Katya and Dev. It is mostly the story of love at the first sight.

    This whole series is rather uncomplicated but the likeable characters make me still read it.
  • (5/5)
    Blaze of Memory
    5 Stars

    Synopsis
    As the leader of the Forgotten, Devraj Santos will do anything to protect his people from annihilation. When Katya Haas, a possible Psy assassin, is deposited on his doorstep suffering from amnesia, Dev knows he should kill her. As Katya penetrates the coldness within him, Dev finds himself incapable of extinguishing the one bright light in his life but soon discovers that forces beyond his control may take her from him forever.

    Review
    First book in which neither of the main characters is a Changeling but this does not detract, in fact, the book exceeded my expectations.

    Dev & Katya have an intense chemistry and their physical closeness and emotional intimacy is virtually tangible.

    Katya's Silence is broken and she feels every emotion intensely, which may explain why she is my favorite Psy heroine. Some readers may view her as weak and submissive but to me she exhibits incredible resilience and strength of will (as Ming Le Bon quickly learns).

    Dev is an intense and compelling hero with just the right of amount of tortured thrown in to have me drooling. His skill with metal is very cool but underdeveloped and he has a tendency toward domineering but Katya's quiet strength completely undercuts this.

    The climax and resolution of this book are simply heartwrenching and Blaze of Memory is added to the list of books that had me crying all over the pages.

    There are several developments in the overall story arc with the origins of the Forgotten explained in the form of a series of wonderfully written letters, the questions regarding the Arrows' allegiance and the fractures in the NetMind. Things are certainly getting interesting and I look forward to the next installment.
  • (4/5)
    one of the neat things about this one was the letters written by one of the forgotten to her son as the psy were implementing the silence. the added back story added a dimension to the series.
    this one is the story of a forgotten and a broken psy. the forgotten are the descendants of the psy who rejected silence. they escaped from the conditioning to intermarry with humans and changlings. the psy in question has ties to previous books, so again, it is better to read these in order.

    I can understand the desire for silence.
  • (3/5)
    I didn't like it at the beginning, but after a little over the mid point (after Katya finally decided to escape Dev's cage) the book started to get better.
  • (4/5)
    This is the one book of the series I find hardest to give a rating and review. On one hand, this is not the smoothest text (especially in the beginning of story). There are points where it stuttered to the point that I had to reread sections, more than once, to make sure I understood. Really, the transitions could have been pieced together better by the Editor. However, this book really takes you on a sweet ride and it’s exhausting…in a good way. The last 100 pages of this novel will leave you spent, teary and amazed. The final twist is wonderful and sets the stage for a future of interesting gifts. I know many fans find this their least favorite in the series. For me, this simply isn’t the case. Katya and Dev swim around in my head, popping up at the oddest moments and if that isn’t the sign of a powerful read, I don’t know what is. (I am re-reading the series in anticipation of the next release in June of 2013. I am not much for re-reading as there are so many good books out there to be read, that I hate to spend time rehashing old reads. That really speaks to how wonderful this series is.)
  • (2/5)
    In Blaze of Memory, Dev Santos, head of Shine Foundation, an organization that tries to find and protect Psy descendants among the human population, finds an unconcsious, tortured woman outside his door. When she regains consciousness, it turns out the woman has amnesia but she's also Psy, thus an enemy of Shine. They all deduce at once, that she must be part of a Psy-plan to hurt Shine and probably Santos in particular. The obvious solution to that would be to keep her locked somewhere until they find out who she is and what goal she has. Dev however, cannot bear to have this tortured, broken woman, suffer any more. On the contrary, she's so helpless and battered that all his insticts cry for him to protect her. The fact that she's also quite beautiful, makes him feel not only protective but also attracted to her, as he has been to no other woman. Dev has been a cold, ruthless man, as the head of the Shine Foundation has had to be. But this woman cuts straight through his defenses and makes his heart ache. Is she really who she seems or is she a Psy spy after all? What future can there be for them when he cannot trust her?Before I started the book, I had trouble imagining Dev as a hero. It turned out that I shouldn't have, as Dev was quite a nice and intersting guy. My problems focused on the heroine. The heroine who, in those 375 pages, showed that she had some spine after all, in 3 or 5 of them. IMHO, the author kept trying to convince us that she had some spine by having Dev say it quite often, but it never really showed. Their relationship felt too unbalanced, and honestly, I never understood how Dev became so quickly attracted to her. 30 pages into the book and he had feelings for her he never felt before, while she, a Psy, could barely keep her hands off him. He kept saying that he had an Achilles heel for weak women, but is helplessness reason enough to fall in love with someone? And what does that say about her or him as a character? What will happen if she someday finds some self-confidence and inner strength after all? He'll give her up and go to save another damsel in distress? Although, I must admit that judging by what I read, the posibility of her finally developing a spine, is an extremely small one:)Scene:"Dev, you're not taking me seriously!" she exclaims. And proceeds by throwing him a shoe. Yeah, that's guaranteed to make him see her as a grown up all right!*****Spoilers and some mad raving********I knew the Forgotten had some Psy powers, but from the previous books, I had judged that these powers were weak more or less. It turns out that the Forgotten are Psy with feelings. They have all the range of powers that the Psy have and even some unique ones, telepathy being a very common one so they use that one pretty often. They even have their own Net, called the ShadowNet. So Dev was more like a changeling hero -extremely protective and jealous- but with Psy powers. I'm not exactly thrilled by this revelation, as I expected the third power in this game (=humans), to be something different than a combination of the two others.As I said, I couldn't like the heroine. She was so weak that she was pathetic. Singh had Dev say a couple of times how strong she was undreneath because she managed to beat Ming. How exactly did she beat Ming is beyond me. Ming mind raped her, turned her into a puppet by planting a triggering device in her mind that would turn her into an assasin and released her on Dev's doorstep. She doesn't know if her thoughts are her own, if her insticts are her own, if her actions are based on her decisions or are been guided by Ming. So, how exactly did she beat him??? He did what he wanted, turned her into his puppet and set her free to execute a mission. I repeat, when exactly did she beat him or did she show her inner strength?Also, I had problems with Dev's decision to take her with him everywhere he went. He was a leader, thus his first duty was to protect his people. As everyone agreed, she was most probably sent by Ming to kill someone inside Shine (probably Santos himself) but he believes he can handle her. So instead of locking her up, he takes her with him in Shine's offices where she shows powers they didn't know and detects a child they desperately try to hide from the Council. Nice handling Dev! And after that, he carries her with him in Changeling territory, where she asks -and gets her wish- to meet Jon, the kid that Ming was after during Talin's book, so she can say she's sorry. For all they knew, this could be her target! Now, how stupid was that? And all that, because he can't think of imprisoning her -an enemy from crying out loud!- because she appeals to his protective instincts. Give me a break! In a realistic senario, the rest of the Shine whould have shoven him off the director's seat at that point and take care of her themselves, instead of befriending her like Tiara did. One more unbelievable situation above the other... how could this not turn into a disaster in the end? ********End of Spoilers**********Another bad thing is that IMO, the story between Psy, Changelings and Humans progressed very little in this book. It was based solely on the romance while, what little action and revelations occured, took place near the very end. We learn however a lot of things about the Forgotten, which are more or less summarized in just one sentence found in the spoilers section above, and see a couple of potential new heroes and heroines. Nothing new about the Psy Council, Kaleb, the Ghost, Hawke (not even a single line!) or the Changelings. It may be the fact that I didn't find the romance satisfying or believable, but I think the pace was also slower than the previous books. All in all, it was a huge disappointement for me. I'll just pretend I didn't read it and hope she'll make it up in the next one.
  • (3/5)
    It actually took me 2 goes to get started with this book. I was quite thrown by the early references (seemingly without much explanation) of Dev's affinity to metal/machines. I'm not sure I really understood it even by the end, but there was more information about it about 3/4 through the book. I kept thinking I'd missed something. Anyway, once I re-started the book and put aside my confusion, I started to enjoy the book a lot more. The first bit was a C , the latter a B/B-. I thought I'd enjoy Katya's story and I did, but just not as much as I thought I would. The almost/not quite of the physical relationship had me a bit frustrated (in the non sexual sense :) ) and I thought the ending was just a bit too convenient/deus ex machina. However, there was a lot to enjoy, it just wasn't my favourite of the series.
  • (4/5)
    The ending was a little deus-ex-machina but knowing Singh there will be consequences for this later. Nothing is ever straightforward and ignorable. Katya is almost presented to Dev on a plate, she's amnesiac and troubled, her mind is a mess and her shielding is almost impenetrable, however they both have a feeling that there's something wrong. Dev feels a need to help her, even if it should hurt him. Katya is hurting, unsure of her sanity she's trying hard to deal with everything that's happening to her, unsure of what's been done to her and what she's going to do. She has nightmares and compulsions and her life will never be the same again.The two of them are psionic, she was one of the silenced, but they betrayed her and the psy-net is breaking into pieces, more and more psions are going psycotic and there will have to be something done.This is proving to be an interesting series, I liked this look at the opposing sides of the psionic battle, there are some appearances by shapeshifters in this one but most of it is the psions, and you learn more about the history of the psions and the changes in their lives when silence was embraced historically through some period journal entries. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next
  • (5/5)
    I enjoyed getting to know Dev Santos while reading this story. I liked him in Mine to Possess because he so was caring about the people that he was trying to take care of, also because he cared about Talin. I am not sure what the impact to the overall story of Dev and Katya finding the base in Sunshine, Alaska but there is something definitely going on that will probably make the life of the Psy very difficult. I really like the developing and on going story that is in the background of each book and that we get to see so many of the characters from previous books. I have to wonder what Ms. Singh has planned and how many more books she has planned before things change. I like this series and recommend it to all of those that like a suspense story within a suspense story.
  • (4/5)
    I was hesitant to start this book because there are no changelings in it and I really thought I was going to miss them. Yeah, nope, Dev definitely makes up for the lack of changelings in this story. He is actually just as protective as a changeling (which is on of my favorite changeling qualities) and incredibly intense, so I was more than happy to follow along with him.The woman he falls for, Katya, is a Psy, but she shows more emotion than any Psy I have ever seen, which was another bonus. No Silence to have her work through and try to disable. The reason she is free of Silence is actually heartbreaking and something I am not going to go into because I think you need to read it for yourself. I was always afraid that these books were going to hit a routine with the Psy stories, but Nalini keeps coming up with ingenuous ways to have these characters develop so I am never bored.A little heads up though, this book is going to make you cry. I am not usually a crier but this book really yanked at my heart strings, I couldn’t help it. I even knew certain events were coming and I still cried. I think I was just trying to deny the inevitable, but it always seems to catch up with you doesn’t it? Okay enough about that, you are going to have to read the book yourself to see if it plays on your emotions too.Blaze of Memory is a fantastic addition to the psy/changeling world. Even though changelings are the not main focus of this story we still get little snippets of their world, which was enough to keep me happy. So go check out this series if you haven’t already I am sure you will love it just as much as me.
  • (2/5)
    meh...Dev wasn't all too exciting for me as a leading man. I found him too agressive and violent to like him.
  • (3/5)
    Blaze of Memory is the 7th book in the Psy/Changeling Series. It's a great series, but if you haven't read any of the previous ones I don't recomend that you start with this one. Unfortunately you will be lost and will probably not enjoy it as much as you would have with more background information.For some reason I couldn't connect to this story the way I could to the other books in the series. I felt it had some really interesting points, but on the whole it wasn't what I was hoping for.I really enjoyed learning more about the Forgotten Psy and Shine. I was intrigued by the differences between their Net and the PsyNet. I can't wait to learn more about them. I also liked seeing the small hints that Nikita Duncan might feel more of a connection to Sascha than we thought. I appreciated the author showing us prior characters in the series without letting them take over the story too much. Although I do have to say that I think Sascha has way too much page time throughout the series.The relationship between Dev and Katya didn't engage me the way that all the others did. I think it was because it felt so unequal with Katya being so needy. I know she had her mind messed with and wasn't in the best position to come out of her situation on top, but it felt like she leaned on Dev for everything and let him take control. I do have to say that she did try do things her way once, but because Dev stepped in and stopped her without any difficulty at all just made her seem even more helpless.Dev was also a much different character than I thought he would be. He was way controlling and possessive. He reminded me of the Changelings with their animal instinct but he even took it beyond the point that any of them have. Maybe it's because he was Psy that these things struck me as so off...I think the author did a good job of keeping the uncertainty going of whether Katya would live or die. I have to be honest and admit that at the end I really couldn't see how Katya could be fixed so she and Dev could have a happy ending. It was a bit convenient how it was solved, but I don't think it would have worked out any other way.Even though it wasn't my favorite I would recomend it to anyone following the series. We learn a lot of interesting things and the journal entries/letters to her son are great.
  • (4/5)
    Another great book in this series by a skilled author. I suggest starting at the beginning of the series. This seventh installment references quite a few previous characters and situations. That is why I only gave the book four stars.In this series there are three types of people, the Psy, changelings, and humans. This book deals with the Forgotten, Psy who left the control of the Psy council and Net, and subsequently intermarried and mutated. The head of the Forgotten, Dev Santos, finds a Psy, Katya Haas, dumped on his doorstep. She has been mercilessly tortured because she was helping Forgotten children who were being experimented on. She has been programmed to try to kill Dev. He knows this, feels protective and their relationship develops. The story also includes a progression of the larger story being told in the series. I recommend the series and can't wait for the next book!